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Old 10-01-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Red Hat 8.0


If I buy the version 8 which I found on e-bay new never open can that be updated or do you need to buy the latest version?

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Old 10-01-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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8 can be upgraded to 9 using apt4rpm
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:52 AM   #3
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8 can be upgraded to 9 using apt4rpm
Not strictly true. In Debian Apt will perform that upgrade, but apt4rpm will not do that. The rpms downloaded will always be for version 8. You can keep it up to date - download the latest kernels, programs, bug fixes, etc but you will always be running version 8.

Why not go to one of the cheap linux cd sites and buy version 9 for a couple of dollars/pounds. Or download for free from any one of a number of sites and mirrors.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 04:50 PM   #4
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I just went and purchased a new copy of V9 instead. I do have anothe question for you. I justed received my replacement HD now if I want to try the Linux server along with the desktop, when I partition the Hd I can install the server on one and the destop on the other???
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:42 PM   #5
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Yes, you should be able to do that. In theory.

You can install multiple copies of Linux alongside each other - but if you run the server, what will it serve? Do you have a home network?
 
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Not strictly true. In Debian Apt will perform that upgrade, but apt4rpm will not do that. The rpms downloaded will always be for version 8.
Nope, done it before with 2 redhat 8 servers, upgraded to 9.
You just need to edit the sources.list to match RH9.

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Old 10-02-2003, 04:03 AM   #7
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How does this work - can you post an example of the sources list?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 07:01 PM   #8
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sure, no problemo:

Code:
# List of available apt repositories available from ayo.freshrpms.net.
# This file should contain an uncommented default suitable for your system.
#
# See http://ayo.freshrpms.net/ for a list of other repositories and mirrors.
#
# $Id: sources.list,v 1.7 2003/04/07 20:38:19 dude Exp $

# Red Hat Linux 9
rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/9/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/9/i386 os updates freshrpms

# Red Hat Linux 8.0
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/8.0/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/8.0/i386 os updates freshrpms

# Red Hat Linux 7.3
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386 os updates freshrpms

# Red Hat Linux 7.2
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.2/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.2/i386 os updates freshrpms

# Red Hat Linux 7.1
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.1/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.1/i386 powertools dma
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.1/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.1/i386 powertools dma

# Red Hat Linux 7.0
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.0/i386 os updates
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.0/i386 powertools dma
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.0/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.0/i386 powertools dma

# Red Hat Linux 6.2
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/6.2/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/6.2/i386 powertools
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/6.2/i386 os updates freshrpms
#rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/6.2/i386 powertools
replace your old sources.list with this one and issue a
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
it's that easy...

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Old 10-03-2003, 04:40 AM   #9
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I had never thought of that! It's so easy to get locked into only using your own versions. I assume that using the later version sources means that everything will be upgraded to the next level.
 
  


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